Leanne Caret


Leanne Caret
Caret NASA Houston 2018-08-03.jpg
Caret at NASA Houston in August, 2018
Born (1966-11-18) 18 November 1966 (age 54)[1]
EducationBS, Business Administration
Alma materKansas State University
Wichita State University
OccupationExecutive Vice President of Boeing
President of Boeing Defense, Space & Security
PredecessorChris Chadwick
Spouse(s)Steve Caret[1]

Leanne Caret (born 18 November 1966)[1] is an American businesswoman, an executive vice president of Boeing, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), and serves on the United Service Organizations (USO) board of governors.


Caret received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wichita State University.[2]


In 1988, Caret began her career with Boeing and has held various program management positions in the defense business. Later, she became vice president and general manager of Vertical Lift within BDS. She served as chief financial officer and vice president of BDS, and then the presidency of Boeing Global Services and Support, which she held until assuming her current role as President and CEO of BDS in February 2016.[3]

In 2018, Caret was included in Fortune's Most Powerful Women list for the second consecutive year.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "40 Under 40 — Leanne Caret". Wichita Business Journal. 22 July 2013. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. ^ Reports, Palmetto Business Daily. "Caret takes leadership post at Boeing's Defense, Space and Security division". palmettobusinessdaily.com. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  3. ^ Reports, Wire. "Boeing names Leanne Caret to head St. Louis-based defense unit". stltoday.com. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Fortune Most Powerful Women". Fortune. Retrieved 20 November 2018.

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